Pantone seems to love throwing people curveballs in forms of unexpected colors of the year. Last year, Pantone’s color of the year was greenery, a bright yellow-green shade that made it a challenge to incorporate in interior design, and just when everyone thought this year it’s going to be something simple, we got a treat: ultraviolet!

The color of deep spirituality it also symbolizes non-conformity and experimentation, making it a great choice for nurseries of children who will grow up to leave a unique mark on the world.

Accentuate with it

Keep in mind that this particular shade of purple might be a bit too bold for a nursery, but that shouldn’t stop you from using it in accents. You can treat yourself with a comfy armchair or bring in a soft rug with interesting print for you to rest your feet on as you will be spending a lot of time in that room as well, after all.

Flowy curtains, as well as fluffy cushions, are a great choice as well, and you might even be able to find bed linen with ultraviolet print on. Sometimes even the simplest item in this shade such as children’s toy box on the floor or a warm blanket thrown over the chair in the corner will make the room come alive.

Soften it

If you’d like to keep the color but still soften it a bit, a good way to do that is to pair it up with more shades of the same color family, for example, navy, lilac, lavender, blush, and mauve. Even though ultraviolet will still be dominant, it will be more subdued and softer, and it will look great in the gentle room such as the nursery.

You might think that putting more similar hues together will make a room look crowded, but it will only make space seem more inviting and comfortable. You might even want to use simple grey or even soft yellow shades to make a statement.

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Bring other colors together

If you’re one of those parents who would like to bring in as many colors as possible to the nursery in attempt to turn it into a real playground and draw your child’s attention, adding ultraviolet to the mix may be just the right choice.

This shade can be just the thing that will make a riot of colors and patterns work well together. It complements a great number of colors: grey, black, white, blue, green, red, and yellow and it somehow becomes “the bridge color” that makes the chaos become an elegantly eclectic mix. Even a wild combo such as floral rug and striped wallpapers will look perfect if you add ultraviolet armchair or shelf.

On the walls

If you’re already in love with the shade, you might want to think about painting the walls of the nursery with it too. Still, you should be aware that ultraviolet is very bright and very bold color and it might leave your room looking smaller than it already is.

One idea is to paint the walls gradient so you will get several shades you will love: lavender, deep purple, ultraviolet, and pastels. If blending several colors might not be your strong side, you could call painting experts and have them help you blend stylish and enigmatic ultraviolet with a bit softer shades of lavender.  In addition, you might want to reach for wallpapers or opt for geometric wall art instead.

Wall art

If you feel that painting your walls in this color is a bit too much, you can always tone it down a bit and pick simple wall art instead. Simple artwork in violet frames, purple pom-pom garlands, dream catchers with violet feathers and strings, 3D stickers such as butterflies and flowers, or regular stickers shaped as cars, animals, or clouds are all fantastic ideas. Not just that, but they represent one of the simplest ways to bring in this amazing color in the nursery without having to do any renovations.

Ultraviolet is a bright and powerful color and even a single detail will draw everyone’s gaze. It’s one of the reasons why it’s good in the nursery – to spark your baby’s curiosity and draw its attention. Don’t limit yourself with old-fashioned ideas that pink is for girls and blue is for boys, but try to keep an open mind and decorate your nursery in such way that both you and your child will love spending time there day in and day out.

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